Chicago, 1928. Gail Gelstein has 48 hours to write the biggest jazz hit of all time. There’s just one problem: she doesn’t know anything about jazz. Rising star artist HELENA MASELLIS joins the DEEP CUTS team for a whirlwind journey behind the curtains of Broadway!
The Comicbook DispatchDeep Cuts #2 is my book of the week, a wonderful trip back to the jazz age, with a fantastic main character, gorgeous art throughout and an emotional rollercoaster ride of a story. Highly recommended.
ComicBook.comThis anthology finds an even stronger footing in this installment, crafting a wistful and incredibly poignant tale of authorship and ambition. I don't want to spoil the plot specifics, because seeing the end result of Kyle Higgins and Joe Clark's script is way too thrilling. When coupled with genuinely gorgeous artwork from Helena Masellis and coloring from Igor Monti, this is a can't-miss single issue.
You Don't Read ComicsOnce again, Higgins and Clark have nailed a very sharp story that manages to resonate even though its telling the type of artists journey that has been delivered to page, stage, and screen countless times before. The distinct package thats being delivered by Higgins and Clark feels quite refreshingly unlike anything else thats currently on the comics rack.
Nerd InitiativeThe music doesn’t skip a beat with Deep Cuts #2. Higgins, Clark, Masellis and the team guide readers through Gail Gelstein’s stop in Chicago with superb writing and exceptional art. There is literally nothing like this book on the shelves of the local comic shops.
Major SpoilersThe approach to interconnected storytelling that Deep Cuts has shown in its first two issues has been a subtle yet interesting one and because of that, it’s hard to not recommend Deep Cuts #2. But, on its own, it just isn’t very compelling in terms of storytelling. The exact opposite can be said about its visuals though, which is worth the price of admission on their own.